LAST WEEK TO BUY TICKETS
ARTIST APPRECIATION RAFFLE
CLOSES AT NOON ON SATURDAY MAY 20
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW - FABULOUS ITEMS YOU WILL TREASURE
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN STORE
$5 FOR ONE OR $10 FOR 3
PROCEEDS HELP ARTISTS BUY THEIR RAW MATERIALS.
BP Hours :WED-SAT 11-4 SUNDAYS 1-4
This raffle has totally amazing work from our artists. The proceeds from this will go to help the artists buy the raw materials to continue their creative endeavors. Price increases in their materials have been extensive. Show our fabulously talented NM seniors your appreciation. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. Each basket is overflowing with a wonderfully eclectic original creative work. Every basket has at least one velvet chile(a blue portal signature item), an RFD fabric cc holder, and a pair of angel earrings...the artists way of thanking our patrons.
Fantastic intake this week (May 15)- another of the very unique illuminated churches, our famous flying frogs have returned afer a dormant winter and the gorgeous artisan ss necklaces are back as well. We have wonderful all new inventory from our even more creative from our very talented NM seniors. Inventory changes often so always good to browse what is new. We do put selections from each weeks inventory intake on our website totempt you and our facebook page has a weekly video. We have intake every Monday so the store is always full with new inventory.
Hope to see you soon and often at Blue Portal fabulous finds at remarkable prices.
The Blue Crew
I am a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM and I love our land of enchantment. After working 34 years with the same company, I retired from corporate america in 2013. When not traveling, my time is filled with making one of a kind original art from reclaimed items. Learn More
I am a wood worker who lives in Corrales. While I do bowls and cutting boards...my current specialty is rolling pins from native woods and inlayed with turquoise or other materials. Each piece is unique, highlighting the characteristics of the specific wood. I love working with many species of wood - they are each unique in their properties. I am proud to say, several of my pieces have received 1st place ribbons at the NM State Fair. Learn More
I have been sewing for a very long time.My mother Lucinda and my great friend Lillian took me from my old treadle sewing machine to the intricacies of hand stitching. Embroidery, cross stitch, french knots - explorations into new materials, such as cork and paper have delighted me with their possibilities. these women nurtured, taught and embraced my skills and I hope my work reflects their love and the love I have for them. Learn More
I had never heard of Fused Glass. Then, a few years ago, I took a class in Santa Fe at Bulls Eye Glass and I was hooked. From then, I now have three glass kilns and belong to a glass group at our community center in Placitas NM. Learn More
This transplanted New Englander has been involved in creative arts for most of her life. My Nonie was a skilled seamstress and one of my aunts taught me how to knit early. Doing creative things is my joy and stress relief in life. I have had my scrubbies and other things in Blue Portal for a number of years. My reggae scrubbies are my most recent exploration - what fun color can be. Learn More
I live in Flora Vista New Mexico and have been a potter for about 13 years. I take classes at San Juan College and now have a wheel and kiln at home. I make every piece with love and enjoy the feel of clay between my fingers. Learn More
These tuned chines are made from aluminum, copper or galvanized steel pipe. tuned to produce a long and soothing tone and maximum tonal value. My strikers are handmade and you get a lifetime warranty on my work. I take my time to build a quality chime and hope that it will bring joy to you for a long time to come. Learn More
I am a petite little Blonde who LOVES bold, eye popping fashion. Creating is a passion for functional beauty. I love unique and different jewelry designs and have created my own hand formed and hammered bold pieces from heavy guage wire to dress up pretty locks and gorgeous shawls. The semi-precious stones give the wearer that extra special sense of style. Learn More
My love for metal began as a small child. I spent summers with my grandparents in El Guache north of Espanola.The rain falling softly on our tin roof had me imagining angels dancing above. Later I took an apprenticship with Master Metalsmith Santos de Los Angeles. Working with metals still brings me great comfort. Learn More
Born and raised in Albuquerque-a farm girl from the North Valley. I love creating items from natural materials. Self taught in crochet, knitting I have now embraced making soaps, beeswax wraps and candles. It has been invigorating to become a senior artist and share my passion of creativity with others. It brings me great joy and peace. Learn More
Born in Santa Fe, I grew up on Canyon Road in an historic adobe home. My childhood was resplendent with the rich arts, culture and heritage of Hispanic, Native American and Anglo influence. It was my good fortune to have sewing lessons with Monica Sosaya Halford, a renowned santera, painter and colcha artist. I hope I bring the joy of these wonderful cultures to life with my dolls. Learn More
The girls that work in the shop are the most dedicated group of volunteers there is, and believe me - I have been through a lot of them! My love for native motiff pottery sprung from my late wife - 57 years of happiness and creativity. Glad I have my new gals here to take her place. Learn More